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Aqua Restaurant

1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949
+1 252-261-9700
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Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 12 North
Description: Waterfront dining in the village of Duck. Lunch, dinner, & bar with dynamic sunset views. Award winning wine list, full bar with signature martinis, contemporary, regionally inspired cuisine, with a children's menu and groups encouraged. Live music and sushi in season. Events and weddings; no better venue on the water. Cheers, let's meet at AQUA!
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English first
Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We have visited twice, we ate outside once, in the other. The food is really great and the staff was really friendly. I would recommend a visit,

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Kitty Hawk
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We are locals of the Outer Banks. We normally frequent the Kill Devil Hills area for dinner, so we headed to Duck for a change. We decided on Aqua because of the gorgeous view. We ordered drinks, a glass of wine and the Duck Diva- both were delish. For dinner I ordered the scallops and my girlfriend ordered the shrimp... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had 6:00 reservations. No wait with them. I started with the corn and crab soup. I have had better but still not bad. Our entrees were both beef. I had the filet and my husband had the strip steak. Both cook perfect. My filet sauce was tasty. My husband's not so much. A little bland. They both came with... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to Aqua on Thursday the 21st. The meal was just average and in my opinion wasn't worth the prices. We each had drinks, an appetizer and an entree. For the apps, my wife ordered the crab dip while I had the 5 spice tuna. The dip was good and reminded us of similar items we... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Aqua based on TA recommendations, and they were right on. We actually went there for lunch on our first day in Duck, then returned the next evening for dinner. The fish tacos with lunch were absolutely the best we have ever had! The tortilla was grilled, giving it a bit of crispness and flavor that added a... More

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Virginia Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just got back from a girls weekend in the Outer Banks. I saw Aqua Restaurant and Spa last month but couldn't fit it in to that trip. So glad we made it this time! The restaurant is so stylishly decorated and soothing. Beautiful water views. Our server, Bryan, was excellent. He was very personable, low key and helpful (great smile... More

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Vienna, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

the decor both inside and out reminded us of a typical greek island house, with whites and blues, overlooking the water. just lovely. the tuna was excellent, as was the pasta.......a very nice wine list, the waitress assisted us in choosing.......and one highlight is the bar area to the right. nice atmosphere, classy yet also informal.....the wait staff did well... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here for a girls day out. We started at the spa which was outrageously over-priced. The services were ok but not at the level we expected given the price. We then went to the restaurant for appetizers and wound up staying. The service was great - very low key and non-intrusive. The food was good. Plus there was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife had the Chicken Paillard, and I had the Rockfish special of the day. Both were very good. I also had their signature sweet corn and crab soup and it was delicious! Make reservations.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great place to listen to music, eat on the deck or just get a drink, sit on the adirondack chairs and watch the sunset.

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